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Rick Warren Endorses 2013 Book, “Catholics Come Home” – Calls Catholic Evangelization “Critically Important”

April 1st, 2013 |  Author: Lighthouse Trails Editors

A picture (and an endorsement) say a thousand words  See what “America’s Pastor” is saying about this 2013 release on the Roman Catholic” new evangelization program to bring back the “lost [Protestant] brethren” to the “Mother Church”:

 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.  Luke 6:26

Rick Warren Update: Endorses Catholics Come Home

“The mission of Tom Peterson and Catholics Come Home to bring souls home to Jesus and the church is critically important during this challenging time in our history. I fully support this new evangelization project.” —Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life, (emphasis added)

Some other noteworthy endorsements:

We are in the midst of a New Evangelization; and I believe this book is a signal moment in its success. It is also a sign that will lead many folks back home to the family of God, which is [the] Catholic Church.” —Dr. Scott W. Hahn, author of The Lamb’s Supper and Signs of Life (former Protestant turned Catholic “evangelist”)

“Catholics Come Home inspires each of us to share God’s love with others, in order to help change the world for the better, for eternity!” – Roma Downey, actress and co-producer of the History Channel series The Bible

SOURCE: Light House Trails

The Impact of the New Age Movement in The Church

Why is this an issue?  See the difference between the Roman Catholic Jesus and The Roman Catholic gospel is Another Jesus and Another Gospel.  Also see Tell Catholics The Truth Video.  A loving comparison on the Tradition vs. The Bible.

By James Sundquist

Note the curriculum (Bernie Siegal) that Roma Downey had to take to get here Spiritual Psychology Degree…no wonder she is into Rick Warren and working with him on her Bible Series!

 

Roma Downey New Age Bible History Channel Bible SeriesMore regarding Rick Warren unholy alliance with Roma Downey.  Here is the foundation (and proof) of Roma Downey’s Master of Spiritual Psychology (New Age) at University of Santa Monica:

Note Three Major New Age leaders at this school (Deepak Chopra, Barry Siegel [promoted in Rick Warren’s book too], Neil Donal Walsh, and Michael Beckwith)

Go visit the the School’s website on Spiritual Psychology and see if you can find a single course or curriculim that is truly Christian (the right kind of spirituality vs. spiritual darkness).  Here is the darkness:

 

An Education for the Future USM

“USM walks the talk. To find a grad school that teaches, in practical ways, how to live life the way it was intended to be lived—loving your Self, loving others, and demonstrating success in the world—fills me with hope. And, as a bonus, you earn a degree while doing it! I wholeheartedly recommend USM for anyone who is interested in creating the life they were meant to live. USM knows and teaches what a true education is about—life.”

Bernie Siegel, M.D.

Author

Love, Medicine, and Miracles 

How to Live Between Office Visits

Now this is not the only connection of Bernie Siegel to Rick Warren:

 

Did you know that Rick Warren promoted Bernie Siegel in his Purpose Driven Life book, who believed in spirit guides and putting people into a trance?

Proof: http://www.kajama.com/index.php?file=articledetail&id=5BB9636C-12B5-4018-9D7C-D6D1B4D86639&PageNum=1

Rick Warren and Bernie Siegel 

Siegel says this of his ‘spirit guide’ “All I know is that he has been my invaluable companion ever since his first appearance. My life is much easier now, because he does the hard work”.

Rick Warren continues to quote New Ager Bernie Siegel!

In chapter three of The Purpose-Driven Life, Rick Warren suddenly makes reference to someone called

 

Bernie Siegel New Age Rick WarrenBernie Siegel, saying

  • “Hope is as essential to your life as air and water. You need hope to cope. Dr. Bernie Siegel found he could predict which of his cancer patients would go into remission by asking, “Do you want to live to be one hundred?” Those with a deep sense of life purpose answered yes and were the ones most likely to survive. Hope comes from having a purpose.” [Page 31]

So who is Bernie Siegel? Warren Smith, quoting from one of Bernie Siegel’s own books, gives us a great deal of insight….

  •  “In June of 1978, a Connecticut physician named Bernie Siegel attended a workshop that would completely change his life, including the way he practiced medicine. As a result of a spiritual experience in this workshop—a guided visualization— he would eventually become a bestselling author and New Age leader. In his book Love, Medicine & Miracles, he describes this guided visualization:
    • “In June 1978, my practice of medicine changed as a result of an unexpected experience I had at a teaching seminar. Oncologist O. Carl Simonton and psychologist Stephanie Matthews (then his wife) gave a workshop—Psychological Factors, Stress, and Cancer—at the Elmcrest Institute in Portland, Connecticut….” [Bernie Siegel. Love, Medicine & Miracles (New York: Harper Collins Publishers: HarperPerennial, 1998), Pg. 18.]
      “The Simontons taught us how to meditate. At one point they led us in a directed meditation to find and meet an inner guide. I approached this exercise with all the skepticism one expects from a mechanistic doctor. Still, I sat down, closed my eyes, and followed directions. I didn’t believe it would work, but if it did I expected to see Jesus or Moses. Who else would dare appear inside a surgeon’s head? Instead I met George, a bearded, long-haired young man wearing an immaculate flowing white gown and a skullcap. It was an incredible awakening for me, because I hadn’t expected anything to happen….
      “George was spontaneous, aware of my feelings, and an excellent adviser. He gave me honest answers, some of which I didn’t like at first….
      “All I know is that he has been my invaluable companion ever since his first appearance. My life is much easier now, because he does the hard work. [8]
  • Siegel also teaches that through continuous “spiritual consciousness” death no longer exists and that he has “received many messages from those who have died,” (p. 220). Siegel concludes with instructions on how to meditate and visualize cosmic-at-oneness energy healing you. He also lists a whole spate of New Age writers and books for suggested reading (pp. 227-239).
    Since that initial spiritual encounter, Siegel has become a leading New Age author and spokesperson. Providing “hope” by fusing modern day medicine with New Age teachings and practices, Siegel has introduced New Age concepts into the professional medical community and to cancer patients  everywhere. In Friendship with God, Neale Donald Walsch writes that Bernie Siegel was the “first celebrity endorsement” he received for his first book Conversations with God: Book 1. Walsch said that “it helped book buyers, who might have been skittish about a previously unpublished author, see the value of what I had produced.” [9]
    Today, Siegel continues to influence countless numbers of people in his role as a New Age leader. In his books and workshops he encourages people to do guided meditations and visualizations—just as he once did—to initiate contact with their own personal spirit guides. Siegel openly endorses the teachings of A Course in Miracles, and currently serves on the Board of Advisors of Jerry Jampolsky’s A Course in Miracles-based Attitudinal Healing Center in Northern California.  [10.]

Why would Rick Warren want to introduce his readers (or his son)*—even indirectly—to a New Age leader like Bernie Siegel?  SOURCE: Lighthouse Trails

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